Have a say on Gables and suburb boundaries

NSW Geographical Names Board

The Geographical Names Board is seeking community feedback on two proposals from The Hills Shire Council which aim to support population growth in the area.

The first proposal seeks to amend the address boundaries of Box Hill and Maraylya to create a new suburb of Gables.

The second proposal seeks to realign the boundary between Box Hill and Rouse Hill.

‘Gables’ recognises the history of the area by linking the suburb name to the dairy farm that existed on that land.

The original dairy farm of 1,100 acres, which forms the majority of the proposed new suburb, was once divided into two because of its size – one farm named ‘Red Gables’ and the other named ‘Blue Gables.

‘The Gables’ is also the name of the master planned development that covers a large extent of the proposed new suburb.

Council’s consultation revealed a community desire for ‘The Gables’, however, present day naming principles do not allow place names which begin with ‘The’.

Chair of the Geographical Names Board Narelle Underwood said that clear, consistent and unambiguous addresses are important for service delivery and public safety.

“An important element of determining new suburb boundaries is giving residents the opportunity to have a say,” Mrs Underwood said.

“It is important that place names reflect the character and history of the local area and community.

“The board is encouraging community

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